Barbados vs New York City

Barbados 🇧🇧
New York City 🇺🇸
Population 110,000 8,323,340
Official language(s) English, Bajan Creole English (de facto)
Level of English Very high Very high
Main airport Bridgetown/Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Most common months to visit November - May April - June, September - November
Currency BBD - Barbadian dollar ($) USD - US Dollar ($)
Credit cards Accepted in some places, cash also needed for smaller businesses Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes No
Average monthly costs $2707 $5431
Rent $1056 $2891
Groceries $234 $383
Dining out $346 $656
Cafe $75 $72
Coworking space $322 $326
Mobile internet $50 $45
Public transportation $35 $220
Taxis $106 $78
Shared bicycles and scooters $0 $30
Sport and cultural events $37 $100
Museums and sights $36 $74
Nightlife $96 $195
Gym $86 $55
Yoga $130 $197
Massage $99 $109
SIM card options Digicel AT&T, Verizon
Tipping 10 - 15% usually included in restaurants, add 10 - 15% at bars 15-20% at restaurants, 1 USD per drink at bars
Taxi apps None available Uber, Lyft
Tap water Not drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Bajan cuisine features an eclectic mix of European, Asian, and Caribbean styles resulting in bold, tasty and crunchy meat or fish dishes with lots of spices, lime juice, thyme and salads laden with local vegetables and hot side dishes. American. Emphasis on comfort and fast food, with some good seafood dishes. Influence from other regions of the US, North America and the world make NYC a cosmopolitan and international cuisine hub that is incredibly diverse.
Local food specialities Cou-cou and flying fish, fish cakes, cutters, pudding and souse, macaroni pie, conkies, Bajan black cake, sea eggs Pizza, clam chowder, bagels, corned beef, pastrami, cheesecake, hot dogs, and hundred of other international food options.
Eat like a local Food trucks, pubs, seaside street food, roadside carts, local seafood restaurants, smaller traditional restaurants and rum shops Delis, local pizza shops, street food stalls and food trucks, food markets, local bakeries and smaller, authentic international cuisine restaurants
Vegetarian / vegan options 14 options on HappyCow 309 options on HappyCow